|6 Months Ended|
Oct. 31, 2022
|Leases||Leases The Company determines if a contract contains a lease at inception. The Company has entered into operating leases totaling approximately 172,021 square feet of office and classroom space in Phoenix, San Diego, New York City, Denver, Austin, Tampa, Nashville, Atlanta and the New Brunswick Province in Canada. These leases expire at various dates through April 2031, and the majority contain annual base rent escalation clauses. Most of these leases include options to extend for additional five-year periods. Since it is not reasonably certain that the leases would be renewed, the Company does not consider the renewal option in the lease term. As permitted by ASC 842, leases with an initial term of twelve months or less are not recorded on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. The Company does not have any financing leases.
As of October 31, 2022, our longer-term operating leases are located in Tampa, Phoenix, Austin, Nashville and Georgia and are set to expire in to eight years. These leases make up approximately 94% of the total future minimum lease payments.
Operating lease ROU assets, which represent the right to use an underlying asset for the lease term. Operating lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating leases are included in "Operating lease right- of-use assets, net", "Operating lease obligations, current portion" and "Operating lease obligations, less current portion" in the consolidated balance sheets at October 31, 2022 and April 30, 2022. These assets and lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of remaining lease payments over the lease term. Variable lease costs such as common area maintenance, property taxes and insurance are expensed as incurred. When the lease does not provide an implicit interest rate, the Company uses an incremental borrowing rate of 12% to determine the present value of the lease payments.
Lease incentives are deducted from the ROU assets. Incentives such as tenant improvement allowances are amortized as leasehold improvements, separately, over the life of the lease term. For the three and six months ended October 31, 2022, the amortization expense for these leasehold improvements was $185,245 and $358,943, respectively. For the three and six months ended October 31, 2021, the amortization expense for these leasehold improvements was $152,500 and $302,887, respectively.
Lease expense for operating leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Lease expense for the three and six months ended October 31, 2022 was $1,081,187 and $2,091,699, respectively, which is included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. Lease expense for the three and six months ended October 31, 2021 was $916,435 and $1,853,172, respectively.
ROU assets are summarized below:
Operating lease obligations, related to the ROU assets are summarized below:
The following is a schedule by future minimum lease payments required under operating leases that have initial or remaining non-cancelable lease terms in excess of one year as of October 31, 2022 (by fiscal year).
The entire disclosure for operating leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of operating lease and maturity analysis of operating lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef